When thinking of ways to give your home a bit of Christmas flair without delving into the world of chintz, it’s often good to have a look at a few Scandinavian inspirations for your festive home design.

This delightfully minimalist Scandinavian dining room goes straight to the heart of the manner. Clean whites, modernist design and the use of a soft wood parquet flooring set up a wonderful backdrop for the Christmas tree to form a rustic centre-point to the room, and it makes great use of subtle white candle lighting on the tree itself.

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And this bedroom really ups the ethos of Christmas being a time of cosiness! The knitted stockings, the crisp reds and whites, and the subtle use of soft furnishings are all enhanced by the muted neutral tones of the walls, all coming together to create a haven of peace and warmth.

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But Christmas is a time of celebration, and this feel is really enhanced by this Scandinavian kitchen that uses bold reds to great effect in contrast to the clean white walls and soft wooden furniture. The playfully haphazard feel is maximised by the use of fun accessories such as vintage boxing gloves, crates of oranges and a wonderfully rustic set of stag antlers on the wall!

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The stag emblem seems to be a big part of the Scandinavian Christmas as illustrated in this room design below that uses the iconic silhouette of a stag’s head to provide a majestic, yet modern centre-point to the array of fairy-light stars and pine foliage that is all set against the standard Nordic elements of white walls and neutral tones.

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And the great thing about Scandinavian style is that its simplicity means that it doesn’t have to break the bank, as shown in these wonderfully modern tree-styled ceiling hangings. The use of bright festive colours is really enhanced when placed against the whites and wood, and it’s just another way to celebrate Christmas Scandinavian style!

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